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‘Andre The Giant’ Documentary Reveals The Unseen Side Of The Legend, And It’s Heartbreaking
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‘Andre The Giant’ Documentary Reveals The Unseen Side Of The Legend, And It’s Heartbreaking

HBO documentaries have one more fantastic addition – Jason Hehir’s movie ‘Andre the Giant.’ It has unveiled a completely different side of the legendary tallest man in the world. André René Roussimoff (1946-1993) was known to the world as André the Giant, a French-born international wrestling superstar, actor, and unofficially the carrier of “the greatest drunk on Earth” title. However, the documentary reveals that he drank because he was in pain. Roussimoff denied treatment for fear that it would change his body on which he built his entire career on. André weighed 520 lb and was 7 ft 4 in tall and suffered from acromegaly, or “giantism.”

Wrestling legends Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair, actors Robin Wright and Billy Crystal, as well as André’s family and friends, offer a unique insight into the legend’s life. From personal emotional struggles to dangerous farts, the sports documentary shows André the Giant facts of the particular person that he was, a man who couldn’t find comfort in the world that was not made for him. It’s a small wonder that people were quick to express their feelings on the documentary, so scroll down below to read them.

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This hand belongs to Andre the Giant and here he’s he’s holding a regular sized beer can, despite it looking tiny

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André the Giant (1946-1993) was a French-born international wrestling superstar and actor

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He weighed 520 lb, was 7 ft 4 in tall and suffered from acromegaly, or “giantism”

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While he was the first international wrestling superstar

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And an actor who played Fezzik in “The Princess Bride”

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André also had his own struggles, from being in pain to suffering public ridicule, as well as hardly ever fitting in

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All while in pain André refused treatment saying that it would change his physical body, on which he built his entire career on

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Last Tuesday HBO released a documentary that unveils a lot of the unknown facts about the wrestling legend

 

And many were quick to react to it

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Tiari
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And for all us non-US-inhabitants: He was 2,23m tall and weighed 235kg.

Margaret Althea Elvenshadow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anybody want a peanut? (In all seriousness, I love Andre.)

Bunzilla
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, I probably love everything about The Princess Bride, and Andre is great in it. Sad to hear he had so many troubles in his life.

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stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

iconic, legendary, 8th wonder of the world. if only the world had known then what it now knows, we could've given him the respect he deserved. is the film available on netflix?

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Tiari
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And for all us non-US-inhabitants: He was 2,23m tall and weighed 235kg.

Margaret Althea Elvenshadow
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anybody want a peanut? (In all seriousness, I love Andre.)

Bunzilla
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, I probably love everything about The Princess Bride, and Andre is great in it. Sad to hear he had so many troubles in his life.

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stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

iconic, legendary, 8th wonder of the world. if only the world had known then what it now knows, we could've given him the respect he deserved. is the film available on netflix?

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